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Japan lawmaker maintains innocence in casino bribery trial

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 20 Jul 2021 06:50
  • 20 Jul 2021 06:50
The casino-resort bribery trial of Japanese parliamentarian Tsukasa Akimoto is nearing its end, with the defense wrapping up its closing statement for the ex-tourism vice minister and his former secretary in Tokyo District Court today.
Akimoto, who has maintained his innocence ever since his December 2019 arrest on suspicions of

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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